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Finland-based Vaisala OYJ Expands North American Headquarters in Louisville, Colorado

05/15/2019
Finland-based Vaisala OYJ, a global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, plans to locate its 38,000 square foot North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.

Vaisala's new building will serve as its main office space for the majority of the company's 150+ Colorado-based employees, and it will be Vaisala's new regional conference and training center, where customers and researchers will visit from all over the world.

According to company officials, designed by OZ Architecture, the project is composed of a new building adjacent to the company's existing building, which will ultimately create a fluid, indoor/outdoor campus for customers, employees, researchers and partners. The project is breaking ground June 1 and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.

In addition to paying homage to the company's Scandinavian headquarters with crisp, modern, minimalist spaces, the overall project will be Net Zero-ready due to its bleeding-edge sustainable design elements.

"The new building that expands our Louisville campus is an extension of our brand and our business: technologically advanced, highly sustainable, steeped in natural elements, welcoming and modern," said T.J. Mattimore, President of Vaisala Inc., the company's U.S. operating subsidiary. "OZ's design expresses our corporate values while delivering an inspiring atmosphere for employee productivity and customer interaction. We're excited for Vaisala's future in Colorado."

"Vaisala's commitment to sustainability and modernity made the architecture and interior design work particularly inspirational and compelling," said Jen Fumuso, Project Architect, OZ Architecture. "We're excited to have designed one of the state's most energy-efficient buildings, and Vaisala is the perfect occupant because this ethos is part of their core values, while they are dedicated to providing wonderful spaces for employees and customers alike." About OZ Architecture.

Headquartered in the vibrant RiNo district of Denver, and with a studio in Boulder, OZ Architecture has been at the forefront of design since 1964. The OZ team includes over 165 architects, designers, strategists, and artists whose broad range of expertise and passions create a variety of project types on every continent. The firm is recognized for designing award-winning projects that make a positive and lasting contribution to the community.

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